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In this Big Ten film breakdown, Connor Rogers analyzes the tape of Rutgers CB Max Melton, who demonstrates an explosive blend of pre-snap knowledge and talent when making interceptions.
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Matthew Berry breaks down his positional rankings for Week 13 of the 2023 NFL season.

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  • HOU Wide Receiver #3
    While Dell was able to play the full game on Sunday, he did get his calf checked out after the game, so there is some indication he’s battling a legitimate injury. However, he spent his off day on Tuesday taking 10 kids from the local community on a shopping spree for the holidays, which would seem to indicate that the team isn’t overly concerned about him being mobile on his injured calf. We’ll await more information from the team, but it would seem like Wednesday’s absence is precautionary.
  • NE Wide Receiver #81
    The rookie suffered a head injury on a punt return in Week 12 but told the media after the game it was just a neck injury and not a concussion. Still, he was not at practice on Wednesday and sources claim he has entered concussion protocol, which could simply be to monitor him for latent symptoms since he suffered another concussion earlier in the season. He still has a couple of days to get back onto the practice field, but if he were to miss, the Patriots would be left with Juju Smith-Schuster and Tyquan Thornton to lead the receiving corps.
  • NE Quarterback #4
    Zappe replaced Mac Jones in the second half of the Patriots’ Week 12 loss to the Giants, completing 9-of-14 passes for 54 yards and an interception. Him being first through passing drills on Wednesday is a good sign that he may be in line to start in Week 13 against the Chargers. However, even more interestingly, it was Malik Cunningham who worked in behind Zappe and not Mac Jones, suggesting that we might not be far off from Cunningham getting a chance at NFL game action.
  • SEA Running Back #9
    Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll on Tuesday seemed uncharacteristically pessimistic about Walker’s chances of suiting up Thursday night against Dallas. Fantasy managers can expect rookie RB Zach Charbonnet to once again work as Seattle’s starter. He had 18 touches — including four receptions — last week against the 49ers. Charbonnet is a locked-in RB2 if Walker remains sidelined.
  • NYJ Quarterback #8
    About three months after tearing his Achilles tendon, Rodgers, who will be 40 in December, could return in late December, though he has hedged on his miracle return in recent interviews. Rodgers has not been cleared for contact and will be limited in practice over the coming weeks. The Jets would likely need to win their next two games for Rodgers to have any reason to return in Week 15 or Week 16. Until then, Tim Boyle will start for New York.
  • MIN Quarterback #15
    O’Connell in a Tuesday presser appeared ready to move on from Josh Dobbs after his Monday night meltdown against the Bears. Dobbs threw for 185 yards, one touchdown, and four picks, appearing out of sorts throughout. O’Connell said the team would choose a starting quarterback for Week 14 (after the team’s bye) based on which signal caller could best get the ball to Justin Jefferson, who is returning from a hamstring injury. “We’re going to make sure that whoever is playing quarterback is aware and understands the intent behind plays where either Justin is the primary [target], or based upon coverage, based upon the defensive look, how to quickly and efficiently get to the right place to go with the football,” O’Connell said. That puts rookie QB Jaren Hall and Nick Mullens firmly in play to take over for Dobbs in Week 14 against the Raiders. Both QBs should be monitored in superflex formats.
  • TB Quarterback #6
    Mayfield attended Wednesday’s practice after injuring his ankle in Week 12 against the Colts. He missed some snaps but re-entered the game, hobbled and clearly playing through discomfort. “He’s banged up, seems like a week where he won’t do much,” Auman said. Though the Bucs should attack Carolina on the ground, Mayfield should suffice as a solid floor play in superflex leagues against a Panthers defense allowing the tenth highest drop back EPA since Week 9.
  • ATL Tight End #8
    Pitts, who hasn’t seen more than five targets in a game since the middle of October, most recently ran a route on just 66 percent of the Falcons’ drop backs in Week 12, catching both of his targets for 22 yards. Smith said MyCole Pruitt and Parker Hesse were better fits for what the Falcons were trying to do against the Saints last Sunday (run the ball). In the run-first Atlanta offense, Pitts is not a viable fantasy option in 12-team leagues. Maybe next year.
  • SEA Running Back #9
    Walker was listed as not practicing for the second straight day with an oblique injury. He missed a Week 12 Thanksgiving loss to the 49ers and is now in danger of missing the Seahawks’ second straight Thursday game. Wednesday’s practice will determine Walker’s status, but Zach Charbonnet is slated to start in another tough matchup against the Cowboys in Week 13.
  • NE Quarterback #19
    The Patriots are bringing back Grier just as quickly as they let him go. Right before their Week 12 game against the Giants, they released Grier and proceeded to let Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe battle it out. Unfortunately neither did well against a lowly Giants’ team and the Patriots quarterback room is now in shambles. Don’t be shocked if you see Grier in action soon, the last time we saw him he was having a solid preseason with the Cowboys.


Highlights: Tiger's practice round at HWC
Watch Tiger Woods return to the course for 18 holes as he prepares for the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

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Tiger returns at Hero
Notah Begay III expects Tiger Woods to win the Hero World Challenge, his first tournament since the Masters in April, and details how the golfer is now using his knee and hip to produce the power in his swing rotation.
Here’s a look at full-field tee times for the opening round of the Hero World Challenge.
Tiger Woods said Tuesday in the Bahamas that he is targeting playing a tournament per month next year.
Tiger Woods said he was “surprised” by the June 6 announcement and he’s turned his frustration into formal change.
How to watch this week’s events, from around the world of golf.
Tiger Woods gives an update on his health ahead of the Hero World Challenge. He talks about his lead-up to the event and the current state of his game.
Ahead of this week’s Hero World Challenge, here are 10 of the most heroic shots of Tiger Woods’ career.

Premier League

Everything you need to know about the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League
Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth-straight title?
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
“I thought the referee was having a good game up until this moment,” Howe grumbled after the controversial draw


The Chiefs are getting one of their key defensive players back on the practice field.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had nothing to offer when it came to the identity of the team’s starting quarterback at a Wednesday press conference, but reporters at the open portion of the team’s practice passed along some information that could shed some light on plans for Week 13.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he would allow wide receiver Diontae Johnson to speak for himself about the lack of effort he showed in trying to make a tackle after a lost fumble by running back Jaylen Warren in last Sunday’s win over the Bengals.
Lions rookie quarterback Hendon Hooker is ready to start practicing.


Matthew Berry, Connor Rogers, Jay Croucher and Lawrence Jackson Jr. review early DraftKings lines for Week 13 they’re targeting including Browns-Rams, Colts-Titans and Broncos-Texans.
Matthew Berry & Co. look at Zack Moss’ massive opportunity after Jonathan Taylor’s injury and notable injuries around the league including Ken Walker, Tee Higgins and more.
Zachary Krueger breaks down meaningful snap shares from Week 12 of the NFL season.
Lawrence Jackson explains why AJ Dillon and DeVonta Smith have better matchups than you think in Week 13.


With Mark Cuban stepping down from Shark Tank and selling a majority stake in the Dallas Mavericks, speculation is swirling about whether he’s running for office or just cashing in on some investments.
Mark Cuban is reportedly selling a majority stake in the Mavs to the Adelson casino magnate family, which relates to getting Texas sports betting approval and a likely precursor to a hotel casino and new arena in Dallas.
Slovenia, Greece and the Dominican Republic are all in the same group fighting for one spot in the Paris games.
Stephen Curry’s attempt to answer for the Warriors hit the rim and bounced out. There are a lot of questions for Golden State.

College Football

Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge recap Michigan’s big win vs. Ohio State, including the importance of the Wolverines winning the rushing and turnover battle and Sherrone Moore’s “masterful” play calling.
Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge preview the Big Ten Championship game and explain why, despite Iowa’s strong defense and special teams, a well-balanced Michigan team should come out on top.
In honor of the this year’s Big Ten Championship between Michigan and Iowa, Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge remember the 2021 championship game between the same two teams.
Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge recap Penn State’s dominant win over Michigan State and discuss the significance of the Nittany Lions’ 10th win and what to expect from them during bowl season.

College Basketball

Purdue guard Madison Layden discusses her goals for the 2023-24 season, the fun that comes with playing alongside her sister McKenna and how her experience can help the Boilermakers.
Purdue women’s basketball head coach Katie Gearlds reflects on what it’s been like coming back to the Boilermakers, the three sets of sisters on the team and more.
Indiana’s Xavier Johnson and Trey Galloway talk best spots in Bloomington, how they stack up on the court and more.
Michigan women’s basketball players Cameron Williams and Laila Phelia share what it was like having dads who both played basketball and how difficult it is to defend Iowa’s Caitlin Clark.


Matthew Pouliot offers rankings and writeups of MLB’s top 111 free agents, from Shohei to Shelby.
Reliever Liam Hendriks and outfielder Cody Bellinger were selected Major League Baseball’s Comeback Players of the Year on Tuesday.
Jorge Montanez analyzes the fantasy fallout of the latest transactions from around baseball, including Sonny Gray’s deal with the Cardinals.
Gray’s deal includes a $30 million team option for 2027 with a $5 million buyout, which could make the agreement worth $100 million over four seasons.

Motor Sports

David Ragan will drive the No. 60 car and seek to make the 2024 Cup season opener.
Jesse Love will drive the No. 2 Chevrolet in the Xfinity Series for Richard Childress Racing in 2024.
Bimbo Bakeries and Kimberly-Clark have been primary partners of JTG Daugherty Racing for several seasons.


Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick discuss the market shifts for the Texans as 3.5 point home favorites against the Broncos, viewing Denver as a sell-high team and a look at the O/U (47) on Bet the Edge.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick discuss the improvements on offense for the Steelers as 5.5 point favorites at home against the Cardinals, as well as a lean to the Over (41) pending good weather on Bet the Edge.
Vaughn Dalzell shares his best bets for the College Football Conference Championship slate, including Michigan vs Iowa, Georgia vs Alabama, and Washington vs Oregon.


European captain said Joe LaCava ‘realized he had probably overstepped the mark’ with McIlroy
It’s been one home-team blowout after another in recent years. Maybe home-course advantage is too much of an advantage.
Notah Begay III expects Tiger Woods to win the Hero World Challenge, his first tournament since the Masters in April, and details how the golfer is now using his knee and hip to produce the power in his swing rotation.
Luke Donald will run it back as captain of Europe at the Ryder Cup in 2025, and he joins Golf Today to discuss the motivations and share why the opportunity is the right fit personally and for the team.
The LPGA’s Q-Series, the six-round final stage of the tour’s qualifying school, runs Thursday through Tuesday in Mobile, Alabama.

Brother From Another

With recent incidents involving Gregg Popovich, Kawhi Leonard and Russell Westbrook, Michael Holley and Connor Rogers discuss the line that needs to be drawn for fan behavior.
Sheena Quick calls in to discuss the lack of clear direction in the Panthers organization and the lack of accountability showed by David Tepper in freezing out a local journalist.
Sheena Quick explains the lay of the land as the Panthers move on from Frank Reich and the challenges that face the organization in hiring head coach.
Josh Allen is getting his share of the blame for the Bills’ struggles this season, but Michael Holley and Connor Rogers call on Sean McDermott to help out his quarterback.

Local coverage

A big Week 13 game looms for the 49ers, and overreactions are aplenty this week.
Who’s to blame for Mac Jones? Tom E. Curran says it’s Bill Belichick.
Kyle Davidson was visibly distraught and emotional when discussing the Corey Perry situation.
Eagles longtime center Jason Kelce thinks Bills DL Jordan Phillips should be fined for a play from Sunday’s game.


Erik ten Hag’s side suffered another massive disappointment in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Mikel Arteta and Co. can claim a seeded place in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds by avenging an early group loss to Lens.
Manchester United were cruising after Bruno Fernandes scored a world-class goal from outside the penalty area.
With plenty of issues up front, the Panthers have added a veteran offensive lineman.
Earlier this year, Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill celebrated a touchdown by grabbing a camera from someone in the end zone and doing a backflip, recording the stunt on video.